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Best Practice Framework Series #1: Unlocking the Importance of a Sustainable Procurement Strategy and Action Plan

Earlier this year, Reeve Consulting launched a Best Practice Framework Blog Series, highlighting the importance of having a Program in place to achieve impactful sustainable procurement.

Today, we will be diving into the important role that a Strategy and Action Plan plays in driving a high-performing Sustainable Procurement Program. Check back next month to learn more about Policy, and how it can assist in communicating your organization’s sustainability commitments.

At Reeve we are all about ‘less planning and more doing’ but having said that, we see the importance that a good plan can play in providing common vision amongst staff and stakeholders to guide program development. If you have tried to incorporate green or sustainable procurement efforts, but haven’t seen much impact, this might be why. READ MORE

Read the Latest and Greatest Sustainable Procurement Trends and Success Stories from the CCSP

CCSP releases its 13th State of the Nation Report on Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada

Have you been wondering how to get started on sustainable procurement in your institution – or feeling disconnected from what others are working on? Take a look at the Canadian Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement’s 2022 Annual Report on the State of Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada.

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Free Sustainable Product Factsheet Series Launched by Reeve Consulting: Catering and Food Services

 

Do you feel overwhelmed by all the potential sustainability considerations when making simple or routine purchases?

Whether that be minimizing packaging, or the carbon footprint of a product, or whether you are supporting a local business or a social enterprise? Are you looking for simple and easy to understand information about what makes a product ethical, or more sustainable? In the coming months, Reeve Consulting will be releasing factsheets for some of the most common product categories such as IT hardware, furniture, promotional products, and construction. These factsheets will help define sustainable products/suppliers, eco-labels to look out for, and top tips to make your next procurement as impactful and seamless as possible.READ MORE

An Introduction to the Reeve Best Practice Framework Series

Are you getting questions about what’s the natural starting point for developing a sustainable procurement program? Have you wondered what it would take to get more impact out of your existing efforts? You’ve got a Policy; how come you’re not getting more results?

Catastrophic climatic events over the last few years have proven that we need to take immediate action to address our climate crisis for benefit of our plant, economy, and population. Sustainable Procurement, Sustainable Development Goal #12, is a powerful tool to address ongoing ethical, environmental, social, and Indigenous issues in our supply chains. Organizations can have a meaningful impact on minimizing sustainability risks and creating opportunities, but sustainable procurement must be approached as a fulsome program rather than just another policy. Throughout this year, Reeve will be releasing blogs as part of our Best Practice Framework Blog Series. Next month, we will be diving into one of the first essential program elements, Strategy and Action Plan. Check back to learn more about how this element can provide a common vision amongst staff and stakeholders.

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Forced Labour and Child Labour in Canada’s Supply Chains: What You Need to Know About Bill S-211

This two-part blog series will break down what we know so far about Canada’s forthcoming modern slavery legislation. This first blog provides an overview of the bill, who it applies to and the reporting requirements. In part two, we will dive deeper into how you can best prepare if you are required to submit a report.

Is your organization ready to report on their Supply Chain Risks when Canada’s Bill S-211 is passed?

It is estimated that over 49.6 million people around the world live in modern slavery, with 27 million of those people trapped in forced labour and human trafficking. Slavery exists in many different forms, but modern slavery is defined by Anti Slavery International as the forced, tricked or coerced exploitation of an individual by others, for personal or commercial gain.  The most common forms of modern slavery that could be found in your supply chain today are forced labour, debt bondage, child slavery, and descent-based slavery. Slavery affects every country and it is a terrifying truth that no supply chain is protected from the presence of child labour and forced labour.READ MORE

3 Reasons Why Refurbished Technology Could Be the Answer for You

Is your company in the market to upgrade your technology products? According to Free Geek Portland, over 70% of overall toxic waste in America is from e-waste (1). E-waste is a term used to describe electronics at the end of its useful life and are discarded or given to a recycler (2). With an increase of organizations operating fully or partially remote, it is important to source technology products responsibly and ensure said products are refurbished or recycled properly at the end of their useful life.READ MORE

The Race to Zero: Procurement for Low-carbon Construction

The CCSP settled in for its November Peer Exchange in anticipation of the upcoming infrastructure planning busy season. Read on to learn about new Federal government procurement standards for low-carbon construction and validation from EllisDon that the market is ready to provide solutions.

Construction and infrastructure development contribute significantly to the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with 13% of global annual emissions coming solely from the embodied carbon of cement, steel, and aluminum, which are just a few of the many materials used to construct buildings and other infrastructure (1).

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